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    Thumbs up Norfolk Pillboxy goodness


    Ah yes, the one good thing about being dragged to Norfolk to visit my better half's parents on holiday is the abundance of shiny pillboxes! After mandatory participation in crazy golf I was allowed to escape and frolic in the countryside!

    Caister-on-Sea, guess the beach was a bit further forward 60-odd years ago.








    Just outside Great Yarmouth on the A47. Still sporting the 1/2" steel plate doors.










    Scratby. Barred windows, presumably an attempt to stop the old dears from the holiday village next door drinking cider and starting fires in there






    Now the more educated amongst us can tell me what types they are!


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    Taken from the Book of Crashmatt 3:43 "Shall I try it? I predict however an epic fail"

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    Hey Ashless you are on my turf!!! lovely to se that pillbox outside Gt Yarmouth on the Scary Acle Straight. That one is WW1 I believe. Fantastic shots of Caister Beach by the way very brooding!
    And a dreadful thing from the cliff did spring. And its wild bark thrilled around. His eyes had the glow of the fires below. Twas the form of the Spectre Hound. 'Ha' yer fa'r got a dickey, bor?' 'Yis, an' he want a fule ter roide 'im, will yew cum?'

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    Those are great, Ashless. Well done for escaping!
    The steel plate door on the second one is amazing...very unusual to see.
    The first two are T28's and the last is one of my faves...T24.
    Fab finds and pics.
    "...If we lose our spiritual bond with the land they'll be nothing left of us as a nation..." Phil Rickman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Shuck View Post
    That one is WW1 I believe...
    Ooh, excellent! I stand corrected on that one then, Shucky. An even better find!
    "...If we lose our spiritual bond with the land they'll be nothing left of us as a nation..." Phil Rickman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxylady View Post
    Ooh, excellent! I stand corrected on that one then, Shucky. An even better find!
    Sorry I did not mean to sound condascending there Foxy if I did I apologise! I was reading about that one just the other day, thats all !. It is part of a small WW1 Stop line built hastily after the German Navy started an Impromptu shelling of Gt Yarmouth in 1915. Also a Zeppelin Air Raid in 1915 the first attack from the air in British History!
    Last edited by Black Shuck; 20th May 09 at 11:33.
    And a dreadful thing from the cliff did spring. And its wild bark thrilled around. His eyes had the glow of the fires below. Twas the form of the Spectre Hound. 'Ha' yer fa'r got a dickey, bor?' 'Yis, an' he want a fule ter roide 'im, will yew cum?'

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    A few houses like that in my area almost ended up the same way as that first pillbox
    Links and shizz. - Flickr - UEXDBY

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    Hey Shucky, I didn't take it like that at all! Perhaps 'corrected' was the wrong word to choose, as I only meant that I was happy to learn otherwise, especially as the WW1 pillboxes are even rarer.

    EDIT: Excellent info about it too.
    "...If we lose our spiritual bond with the land they'll be nothing left of us as a nation..." Phil Rickman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxylady View Post
    Hey Shucky, I didn't take it like that at all! Perhaps 'corrected' was the wrong word to choose, as I only meant that I was happy to learn otherwise, especially as the WW1 pillboxes are even rarer.
    They are extremely rare Foxy. For some reason there to be a lot of them in Eat Anglia. Have you got any down your way?
    And a dreadful thing from the cliff did spring. And its wild bark thrilled around. His eyes had the glow of the fires below. Twas the form of the Spectre Hound. 'Ha' yer fa'r got a dickey, bor?' 'Yis, an' he want a fule ter roide 'im, will yew cum?'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Shuck View Post
    Have you got any down your way?
    No, I hadn't heard of them before you posted up the ones you found back along.
    Last edited by Foxylady; 20th May 09 at 11:54.
    "...If we lose our spiritual bond with the land they'll be nothing left of us as a nation..." Phil Rickman.

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    I come from the west country and I can drive a tractor.


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    Awsome! I want to do a pillbox now

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